Babies born to healthy moms worldwide are strikingly similar in size

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 20:31 in Health & Medicine

Babies' growth in the womb and their size at birth, especially their length, are strikingly similar the world over -- when babies are born to healthy, well-educated and well-nourished mothers. That is the finding of a large study that involved almost 60,000 pregnancies in eight defined urban areas in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Kenya, Oman, the UK and USA.

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